The co-founder of TorusLabs, Zhen Yu Yong (Zen), has contracted Coronavirus, a deadly virus killing many people and businesses in the world today, urging attendees of some Ethereum Conference who had contacts with him to take necessary precautions.
The co-founder of TorusLabs, a blockchain login platform adopted by many firms today, said he attended the ETHLondon Hackaton and Ethereum Community Conference (ECC) that was held between February 28 and March 1 in Paris France.
Advising that those who had close contacts with him at the two events to “take extra precaution and/or get tested,” the blockchain expert said he was diagnosed on March 10, around 5 days after the events ended.
Zhen said he also attended the Stanford Blockchain Conference, however, he was sure he did not contract the virus at the conference.
“Also while most COVID19 cases take 2-14 days to show symptoms and it’s the doctor’s opinion that “it probably came from France”, there is a lesser chance that it could have been from Stanford Blockchain Conference (@cbrstan) or @EthereumDenver in mid Feb.”
— Zhen Yu Yong (Zen) (@zenzhenyu) March 11, 2020
Several conferences around the world have postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak, but ECC was not canceled because the conference was to accommodate less than 5000 people.
Paris had banned the gathering of people. After Italy, France is the second-worst-affected country in Europe. At the time of writing, Italy has gone into a lockdown with businesses counting, purposely to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
30 people have died in France alone, and nothing less than 1600 people in the country have contracted the virus. Despite this, France president, Emmanuel Macro, had warned that the country was “only at the beginning” of Coronavirus outbreak.